The Rest of the Story—Detecting With Ray Mills
December 2018 by Scott Harn
Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.
• Making a noisy dredge more quiet
Chances are better that both types of gold did not come from the same source. Let's look at the probable conditions to cause two types of gold in a placer.
As he was working near the extreme low end of the ground sluicing, I heard a yell through my headphones. Making my way down to him I could see the smile from a long distance.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
Maybe we could find a few pieces of ore from that tunnel? It was worth a try. The old timers didn’t have that stamp mill for looks, so we set off to get some samples.
…the “One More Time” has turned into three more trips and each of the three has yielded more gold each time down.
The story began in a southern Arizona mountain range...
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